The Aussies lost the first test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy so cheaply. All expected the Aussies to put up a fight against Team India. But Rohit and Co. never gave that opportunity to them. Rohit in the post-match presentation reveals the difficulty in captaining India’s spinners. The spinners did a great job for India and in the batting department, the skipper himself lead from the front.
Rohit talks about the pressure of captaining India with three spinners
“It’s a I’ll tough (to handle three spinners). They are always inching towards their milestones. Jadeja was telling me, mereko ball do, I need 1 wicket to reach 250. Ashwin had picked up four wickets, he was closing in on five wickets, and he wanted to bowl. That is the challenge I am facing at the moment with these guys. I don’t know too much about the milestones but these guys are quite aware of it. These guys are of real quality. The pressure is always on me to find the right end for them,”
Rohit further added that
“It’s like captaining Cummins, Hazlewood, and Starc in Australia. When you have the quality of Ashwin, Axar, and Jadeja, who have played in India for so many years, and have grown up playing on pitches like these, it’s always a blessing. They never disappoint. The conditions are there, yes but you have to come out and utilize those conditions because the pitch is the same for both teams, it’s not only for us.”
He also said that the bowlers know to set the field, and where to bowl everything. All were just waiting for their chance to bowl. He even said about Siraj who completed his 10-over spell inside 22 overs in the ODI match against Sri Lanka to get a 5-fer.
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